Occupational Therapist - Mental Health

Inpatient Mental Health Service – Kensington Centre

Permanent, Full-Time (80 hours per fortnight) 

Monday to Friday 08:30 – 17:00


Every moment matters is not only our vision, it is our commitment to enhance the health and independence of the people of South Canterbury. We do things differently at the SCDHB, we believe extraordinary leadership can emerge from anywhere in our workforce, and the best ideas tend to come from staff closest to our patients and our patients themselves.

You can make a difference here at the South Canterbury DHB.  We have a positive learning team environment where initiative is rewarded with active support allowing for high standards of service delivery.  You will have time to invest in your clients and team and enjoy an established structure which contributes to achieving the best outcomes. 

We have a post available in our small multidisciplinary team who use the “Strengths Recovery Model” approach to assist clients in reaching their goals. 

The role works with inpatient clients identified with moderate to severe psychiatric disorders who are in the acute stage and who need a period of close observation &/or intensive intervention where this is unable to be safely provided in the community.  Input into comprehensive clinical assessments and assisting in development/delivery of recovery/treatment plans is of course required.

You will be providing effective Occupational Therapy to patients within our Inpatient Unit, incorporating all aspects of an individual’s occupational functioning.

You must therefore be a NZ Registered Occupational Therapist who enjoys working with more acute mental health clients with a proven history of clinical success behind you. 


Please apply for this vacancy online at https://scdhb.careercentre.net.nz

We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.  If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Closing Date: OPEN 2020

Once a suitable applicant is found, this job advert will close.

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: BZDM0136958

Location: Mental Health Services (Kensington Centre)

Closing Date: OPEN